In our work with the Alexander Technique I am constantly reminded of how in our society we are constantly striving to do better at things. There is a sort of underlying principle of ‘needing to get things done'; to complete … Continue reading »

It’s not so long since I bought a new chair for my Alexander Technique teaching room.  Well, it’s not actually a new chair being around 250 years old, but it was new to me and with a good clean, antique waxing and a … Continue reading »

An early morning pupil was saying how the Alexander Technique was helping her game of tennis…. how she could get to the ball faster.  Her coach had commented on the speed of her reactions and she firmly puts it down to … Continue reading »

When people first come for lessons in the Alexander Technique, it’s a frequently held idea that they are coming for treatment and the practitioner will ‘do it’ for them. However this is not the case. We will actually be in the role … Continue reading »

Unless we are an actor, musician, dancer, acrobat or comedian we tend to think we are not a performer. But there are a great many situations in life where we need to bring the best from ourselves, and it’s horrifying to realise that we may … Continue reading »

I have written about core strength and the believed need for core stability in my blog entry ‘Developing a strong back’.  But I thought it helpful to re-print this feature which has been re-circulated recently after it’s initial publication in The Times, 2010. … Continue reading »

I’m often asked during Alexander Technique lessons, is there anything that can be done to improve breathing. This great little procedure is a wonderful and easy way of simply freeing up your whole breathing mechanism so it functions more as … Continue reading »

When we have lessons in the Alexander Technique we learn about FM Alexander’s unique method of eliminating harmful postural habits and how to revive the natural poise we enjoyed as young children. We discover it is a method of thinking, … Continue reading »

There is one topic of conversation at a party that is pretty well guaranteed to lose our audience within minutes. Nor does it offer  the most successful of chat-up lines. Questions such as “How are you getting on with gravity … Continue reading »

Neck tension and back pain can be a real problem for some of us, particularly if we work at a desk and by the afternoon we can be really suffereing and longing to go home.  For others, the problem may … Continue reading »